Award-winning documentary Patterns of Evidence showed stunning proof of how science proves the biblical accounts of the Exodus. Now, the documentary series continues with the next chapter, titled Young Explorers.
Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus won 13 awards. The sequel, Patterns of Evidence: Young Explorers, follows up the 2015 film by chronicling how 10 young people met the filmmaker, Timothy Mahoney, on a wilderness camping trip and learned about his investigation of Moses and the Hebrew Exodus out of Egypt.
By the end of the weekend, the campers want to join Mahoney on his quest. The campers are invited to read their Bibles before each adventure and look for clues in the text. Mahoney takes the campers into a virtual reality chamber to “explore” places and events mentioned in the Bible. They find a pattern of evidence that corresponds with the Exodus and the fall of Jericho.
I interviewed Mahoney (of Thinking Man Films) during the International Christian Retail Show in Cincinnati in June 2016 as he prepared to launch Young Explorers in the fall. He said his documentaries can dispell the teachings at universities that Exodus did not happen.
When he grew up people told him the stories of Exodus and other Old Testament accounts were not true. In 2001 he took a film crew to Egypt to find places where the Jews were supposed to have lived. People told him there was no evidence. That set off a crisis of faith.
That set Mahoney on a 12 year journey to study the Bible and find evidence, not necessarily in places where people said to look.
The Bible is being challenged more than ever. “The historical credibility of the Bible is, I think, the big question. … There is evidence for the Bible. There is evidence for the Exodus. And there’s a huge, powerful pattern of evidence.”
Christianity is based upon a God who has intervened in the world throughout history, he said.
One piece of archeological evidence Mahoney mentioned is the biblical account of Rahab, a prostitute who lived in Jericho. Her house was built into the city’s wall, the wall which fell during the city’s conquest — except for Rahab’s home. A portion of that city’s walls stands to this day.
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If you are interested in viewing Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus, it is available on DVD and Blu-ray at patternsofevidence.com. It features stunning animations and a cast including narrator Kevin Sorbo (God’s Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists including Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.
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